(BPT) - Traveling has its fair share of challenges, from never-ending lines to unexpected layovers and uncomfortable flights. Fortunately, by incorporating just a few expert tips, traveling can be less stressful whether you are jetting off for business or pleasure.
New York City lifestyle expert, Justine Santaniello, offers these three easy tips to simplify travel:
Tip No. 1 – Become a savvy suitcase packer
Travel with ease by avoiding heavy luggage. “As you get ready for a trip, lay out all your clothes and only take half of what you think you will need. Chances are you will over pack if you take everything,” says Santaniello, who travels more than 100 days out of the year. Her essentials include clothing pieces that can be paired with different outfits, like jeans, and cardigans that can be dressed down for daytime as well as jazzed up for nighttime.
No matter where you are traveling, be sure to carry the basics such as credit cards, extra cash and a phone charger in your carry-on. “Always be sure to put your phone charger in your purse and not in your suitcase. That way, if your luggage gets lost, you can still charge your phone,” advises Santaniello.
Tip No. 2 – Remain polished while beating stress sweat
Avoid feeling and looking frazzled while traveling by arriving at the airport at least an hour and a half before your flight. If you are flying internationally, be sure to get there two hours before takeoff. “One of the worst things you can do while traveling is rush. Arriving at the airport early will help you avoid feeling stressed out,” says Santaniello.
Staying fresh can make you feel more in control. Take steps to keep your cool, such as using Dove go sleeveless Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant. The product gives you the 48-hour odor and wetness protection you need to endure any travel situation while providing the added benefit of softer, smoother underarms in just five days. The only formula in the market with vitamins E and F plus Dove 1/4 moisturizers, Dove go sleeveless Anti-Perspirant/Deodorant comes in a compact 2.6 ounce size (perfect for travel!) and a variety of light fragrances. More information on this travel-friendly deodorant can be found on www.Dove.com.
Tip No. 3 – Fight jet lag and stay healthy
Jet lag is bound to happen when traveling, especially if you are embarking on a long flight overseas. “The two most important elements for combating jet lag are exercise and hydration,” says Santaniello. Fight jet lag and fatigue by walking the plane aisles to stimulate circulation while releasing tension in your muscles. Be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and try to make healthy eating choices by packing a few snacks in your purse or carry on luggage. Bring easy-to-travel, non-perishable food, like granola bars, nuts and dried fruit to stay healthy and full while up in the air.
Traveling may pose its challenges at times, but incorporating these easy tips will help you be stress-free and well-equipped, from takeoff to landing.